The Phillies have won five of the last five games started by Kyle Kendrick (3-2, 4.87 ERA), who has the ball against Shaun Marcum (4-2, 2.22) and the Jays today at CBP. First pitch is 1:35 ET.
Preview: A team that once went about business by averaging out the winning and losing streaks has figured out that slow and steady wins the race. A win today would give them their second-straight series win, which has happened a lot lately. For that to happen, they could use another quality start from Kendrick, who has five of them on the season all coming over his last six starts. The sophomore right-hander is making his living the same way he did last season, posting a staff-best 52 percent ground ball rate and issuing far fewer walks than he did in his first few starts.
Lineups are in with a few surprises. Following Friday’s three-homer explosion, Jayson Werth gets another shot against a right-hander today and bats second. Pedro Feliz returns to the lineup instead of Greg Dobbs, who had a solid day at the plate yesterday against A.J. Burnett. Carlos Ruiz will do the catching. Shane Victorino sits once again. [Live Boxscore]